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Book Reviews of Scholarship

review of Stephen Alter, William Dwight Whitney and the Science of Language, in The Journal of American History (2005)

review of Jeffrey Sklansky, The Soul's Economy: Market Society and Selfhood in American Thought, 1820-1920, in Journal for the History of the Behavioral Sciences (2005)

review of Wayne Proudfoot, ed., William James and a Science of Religions: Reexperiencing The Varieties of Religious Experience, in Transactions of the C. S. Peirce Society (2005)

review of Scott Pratt, Native Pragmatism: Rethinking the Roots of American Philosophy, in Journal of American History (September 2003)

review of Gail Hamner, American Pragmatism: a Religious Genealogy, in Religious Studies Review (2003)

review of Charles Taylor, Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited in the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter (June 2002)

review of Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America, in Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences and in the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter (June 2002)

review of Christoper D. Green, Marlene Shore,and Thomas Teo, eds. The Transformation of Psychology: Influences of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, Technology, and Natural Science in Isis (2002)

"A Useful Excentricity: William James's Engagement with Science" [a review essay of The Correspondence of William James, vols. 1-9], in Isis (June 2002))

review of David Lamberth, William James and the Metaphysics of Experience in The International Journal for Philosophy and Religion 51 (2002):65-67

review of Ronald L. Numbers and John Stenhouse, Disseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and Gender in American Historical Review (June 2001)

review of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 11 (1863), Frederick Burkhardt, et al., eds. in Quarterly Review of Biology (March 2001)

review of Craig James Hazen, The Village Enlightenment in America: Popular Religion and Science in the Nineteenth Century in Journal of American History (March 2001)

review of Robert Roth, S.J., Radical Pragmatism: An Alternative in The Review of Politics (Winter 2000)

"Beyond the Warfare of Science and Religion in American Culture --and Back Again" [a review essay on ten recent books in the history of science and religion: Peter Harrison, The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science; Margaret Welch, The Book of Nature: Natural History in the United States, 1825-1875; Stephen G. Alter, Darwimins and the Linguistic Image: Language, Race, and Natural Theology in the Nineteenth Century; Ronald L. Numbers, Darwinism Comes to America; Edward J. Larson, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion; James Gilbert, Redeeming Culture: American Religion in an Age of science; Ursula Goodenough, The Sacred Depths of Nature; Paul K. Conkin, When All the Gods Trembled: Darwinism, Scopes and American Intellectuals; David A. Hollinger, Science, Jews, and Secular Culture: Studies in Mid-Twentieth-Century American Intellectual History; Chet Raymo, Skeptics and True Believers: The Exhilarating Connection Between Science and Religion] in Religious Studies Review vol. 26, no. 1 (2000), pp. 29-35

"His Scholarly Essence; or, A Philosophical Authority on Peirce in Search of a Wider Audience" [a review of Kenneth Laine Ketner, His Glassy Essence: An Autobiography of Charles Sanders Peirce, in the The Massachusetts Historical Review vol. 1 (1999), pp. 135-42

review of Linda Simon, Genuine Reality: A Life of William James in Isis: The Journal of the History of Science Society (1999)

"Boys to Men: Masculinity, Character, Power"[a review essay of Kim Townsend, Manhood at Harvard: William James and Others] in Intellectual History Newsletter (1999)

review of Ruth Anna Putnam, ed., The Cambridge Companion to William James in the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter (1999)

review of Robert Wozniak and Eugene Taylor, eds., Pure Experience: The Response to William James in Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (1998)

review of Richard E. Wentz, John Williamson Nevin: American Theologian inZeitschrift für Neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology (Spring 1998)

review of Mike Wallace, Mickey Mouse History in Journal of American History (March 1998)

review of Harold Bloom, The American Religion in Nova Religio (Fall 1997)

review of Eugene Taylor, William James on Consciousness in American Historical Review (October 1997)

"Neo-Classic Bricolage" [a review essay of Richard Wightman Fox and James T. Kloppenberg, eds., A Companion to American Thought] Intellectual History Newsletter (1996)

review of Laura Dassow Walls, Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science in Journal of the Early Republic (1996)

review of John P. Diggins, The Promise of Pragmatism: Modernism and the Crisis of Knowledge and Authority in American Studies International (1996)

review of Doris Olin, William James: Pragmatism in Focus in Chrysalis: Journal of the Swedenborg Foundation

review of Daniel Yankelovich and I. M. Destler, eds., Beyond the Beltway: Engaging the Public in U. S. Foreign Policy inTransaction: Social Science and Society (1996)

review of Daniel Bjork, William James: The Center of His Vision in the Society for the Advancement of American PhilosophyNewsletter (1995)

review of Robert Roth, British Empiricism and American Pragmatism: New Directions and Neglected Arguments in Journal of American History (1994)

review of Joseph Brent, Charles Sanders Peirce: A Life in American Studies (1994)

review of Reinterpreting the Legacy of William James, Margaret Donnelly, ed. in Contemporary Psychology (1994)

review of Peter Byrne, Natural Religion and the Nature of Religion: The Legacy of Deism in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (1993)

review of George Cotkin, William James: Public Philosopher in American Literary Realism (1993)

review of Clive Bush, Half Way to Revolution: Innovation and Crisis in Henry Adams, William James, and Gertrude Stein in the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter (1992)

review of Robert Fuller, Americans and the Unconscious in the Newsletter for the History and Sociology of Marginality in Science (1991)

review of Eugene Fontinell, Self, God, and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation in the International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion (1990)

review of Walter Rauschenbusch: American Reformer in Religious Studies Review (1989)

seven essays in Religion and the Life of the Nation: American Resources (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989)

review of Gerald E. Myers, William James: His Life and Thought in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (1987)

review of Richard Forrer, Theodicies in Conflict: A Dilemma in Puritan Ethics and 19th Century American Literature in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (1987)